I came to St Andrews in 2017 and this is my first international teaching position. Having completed my Master of Arts in Medieval and Renaissance English in University College Cork, I moved to London where I worked in a mixed academy school in Wembley, Brent. Although I enjoyed my time in London immensely, I decided to pursue my goal of seeing more of the world and moving to a new continent. St Andrews stood out to me as the kind of school that I wanted to work in from the moment that I submitted my application. The ethos of St Andrews is closely aligned with my own and I was very much attracted to the school on the basis of its open and inclusive vision of education. I was also impressed with the importance that Mr. Paul and everyone at St Andrews places on the happiness and well-being of students, staff, and the larger community. Outside of school, I have varied interests but, like most teachers, I have a love of reading. I have enjoyed Irish authors such as Joyce and Wilde since I was a teen but most recently I have developed an appreciation of writers such as Zadie Smith, Hanya Yanagihara, and Ali Smith. I also enjoy travelling and look forward to seeing the unique beauty that Asia has to offer.